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Pay For Your Pizza In Pesos!  
User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2604 times:

Texas-based pizza chain accepts Mexican pesos from Reuters

DALLAS (Reuters) - Mexican pesos won't buy you much north of the border. But from Monday they'll buy you a pizza.





Yes!

How long till the racist politicos we have here in Texas speak out about this?

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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2594 times:

Around here, some restaurants and truck stops accept Canadian dollars.

Mark


User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2591 times:

As an observation: the one Pizza Patron I've seen was in a predominantly Mexican part of Dallas.


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User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2577 times:

This is ri-god damn-diculous on so many levels.
If you are in the US...pay for it in US dollars.

-Copa


User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3083 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

My gut tells me this is completely absurd, which I think it is.

But I can't help but remember how the American Dollar is accepted in parts of Canada.

Either way, this is just fucked. We are losing our balls to a nation who does not give two shits about us.


Chris



Marine Corps Aviation, The Last To Let You Down!
User currently offlineLucky42 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2565 times:

Well if this establishment lets you to pay for a pizza with colored rocks ...so be it...I will have a problem when the govt starts letting this happen.

User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21571 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2549 times:

Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 3):
This is ri-god damn-diculous on so many levels.
If you are in the US...pay for it in US dollars.

What's the big deal? The business is only catering to their customers who have pesos that would otherwise probably go unused. And it's not like they're losing any money on it, since they jack up the exchange rate in order to cover the commission.

-Mir



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User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4304 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

Mexican pesos are like United States dollars, New Zealand dollars, gold, copper, pork beans, cocoa, a barrel of oil, palladium, store coupons, even salt (still in some parts of the world)... an object with purchasing power.


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User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2526 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 6):

What's the big deal? The business is only catering to their customers who have pesos that would otherwise probably go unused. And it's not like they're losing any money on it, since they jack up the exchange rate in order to cover the commission.

If you are in the United States...use US Dollars. Simple as that.

-Copa


User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4880 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2485 times:

Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 3):
This is ri-god damn-diculous on so many levels.
If you are in the US...pay for it in US dollars.

Well I was in Buffalo a few weeks ago and paid for my coffe and donuts with Canadian cash and paid upstate NY highway tolls in Canadian. Is that so ridiculous? Do you have a problem with that? Or is it just Mexico and Mexicans specifically?

YOWza



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User currently offlineJoseMEX From Mexico, joined Oct 1999, 1539 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2474 times:

How is this any different from business such as Walmart, etc., taking US Dollars in Mexico tourist spots?

User currently onlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5694 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2467 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 6):
What's the big deal?

 Confused


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2462 times:

Well Bush & Co. wants a weaker US dollar so expect more of this to come.
Bush & Co. wants the US dollar closer to the Mexican Peso than the British Pound and EU Euro.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3513 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2447 times:

More encouragement for illegals to live comfortably in the US. Big mistake


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User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2439 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 12):
Well Bush & Co. wants a weaker US dollar so expect more of this to come.
Bush & Co. wants the US dollar closer to the Mexican Peso than the British Pound and EU Euro.

Source?

If you're going to put words in Bush & Co.'s mouth, you need to back it up with a source where they stated that as policy.


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8705 posts, RR: 43
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2428 times:

Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 8):
If you are in the United States...use US Dollars. Simple as that.

And if you're in Canada, use only CAD?  Wink Businesses accepting a foreign currency does in no way compromise any country's oh-so-lauded sovereignty. And if anyone thinks his country becomes any less American, British, Gambian or whatever else because of it, that says more about that person's insecurity than about the country.

Disclaimer: No, I am not anti-American, I really mean that bit about "Gambian or whatever else", I am glad I grew up in a country that the US helped a lot... do I still need a flame suit?



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2411 times:

Quoting Queso (Reply 14):
If you're going to put words in Bush & Co.'s mouth

I didn't put any "words" in Bush's mouth. Just look at the devaluation of the US dollar during his Presidency. You have access to the same information as I do kid.

Quoting Aloges (Reply 15):
Businesses accepting a foreign currency does in no way compromise any country's oh-so-lauded sovereignty.

 checkmark 



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offline102IAHexpress From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1156 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2396 times:

As a store owner I have the right to accept or refuse any kind of currency/magic beans/gold nuggets/etc… I want. No one has the right to tell me otherwise.
Heck if someone wants to fill up their fuel tank on 40 dollars worth of gas and pay for it with 4000 pennies I have the right to refuse that as well.

Kudos to the pizza owner, he’s managed to distinguish himself in an already very competitive very slim margin pizza restaurant industry.


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14003 posts, RR: 62
Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2389 times:

In Northern Ireland (part of the UK), many shop owners accept the Euro, same as many Irish shopowners south of the border accept Pound Sterling.
So what, if it brings additional customers.

Jan


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 19, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2375 times:

In Cuba, everyone takes the US dollar.  Smile


Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineLuisde8cd From Pitcairn Islands, joined Aug 2004, 2571 posts, RR: 31
Reply 20, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2358 times:

What's the big deal, they will be making extra money from it... look at the exchange rate they are offering 12 to 1. The real market is 10.89 to 1.

Have you ever been to Texas border cities like Laredo, McAllen, Browsville, Harlingen? Most stores there accept Mexican Pesos (Target, Walmart, Best Buy, Dillards, JCPenney, Macys, etc...) just like in Mexico border cities they accept US Dollars.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 16):
Just look at the devaluation of the US dollar during his Presidency.

I didn't know it was Bush's fault that you Americans buy all of your goods from China and other developing countries. Take a look at the US trade deficit first before making those assumptions. Although I dislike Bush's policies as much as you do, you are wrong in here.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 19):
In Cuba, everyone takes the US dollar.

And the Chavista "noveau riche" here in Venezuela enjoy their US Dollars shopping in Miami, both Cubans and Venezuelan politicians love that green currency!

Saludos desde Caracas,
Luis


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 21, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2336 times:

Quoting Luisde8cd (Reply 20):
I didn't know it was Bush's fault that you Americans buy all of your goods from China and other developing countries. Take a look at the US trade deficit first before making those assumptions. Although I dislike Bush's policies as much as you do, you are wrong in here.

Sigh  expressionless 

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_11/b3924034_mz007.htm

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4599086



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineAsturias From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 2148 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2320 times:

This is Mexican pesos we're talking about. Not money from the 'enemy'. Mejico is after all a christian, industrializing country with aspirations to become fully western.

I understand that Americans don't want their country to be invaded by hoardes of illegal immigrants, but damn. You people could be far worse off.

Count your blessings and count them pesos  Wink

cheers

Asturias



Tonight we fly
User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3769 posts, RR: 13
Reply 23, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2317 times:

Big freakin' deal. In my hometown euros are accepted in pretty much every shop. And here in Lund, even some of the ATM's offer withdrawals in euros. We're not complaining.

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineMIAMIx707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2305 times:

I suspect this pizza owner is going to have a lot more business. Good marketing trick.

Quoting Asturias (Reply 22):
This is Mexican pesos we're talking about. Not money from the 'enemy'. Mejico is after all a christian, industrializing country with aspirations to become fully western.

I understand that Americans don't want their country to be invaded by hoardes of illegal immigrants, but damn. You people could be far worse off.

Count your blessings and count them pesos

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25 TransIsland : I must remember that next time I see a snowbird paying with US dollars.....
26 Post contains images Superfly : But dis is Amurika gawd damn it! Just kidding!
27 Post contains images Birdwatching : Funny how everybody, from both sides of the political spectrum, seem to agree. (except teenager Copaair737 who has no clue about how capitalism works)
28 Post contains images AsstChiefMark : Ecuador's official currency is the US dollar. That's where half of all the Sacagawea dollars ever minted can be found. It's quite smart, actually. Why
29 Post contains images StarAC17 : Ok thats fine but if thats all I got and you refuse to take it do I get free gas
30 Soups : Some shops in the UK accept Euros, those shops are mainly in cities close to France and Ireland such as Canterbury
31 Post contains images Aloges : PLEASE tell me you're kidding!
32 Soups : There is one pub in the UK (London i believe) who takes indian rupees
33 Photopilot : Kind of behind the times, aren't you? The Cuban government stopped using the US dollar several years ago. The new "hard currency" in use in Cuba is t
34 Post contains images AsstChiefMark : I forgot to include a "wink." Mark
35 ZOTAN : So I'm sure you object to how many places in Canada will accept the US Dollar, right?
36 Post contains images Superfly : Thanks for the update.
37 Jcs17 : First of all, Dallas is a long, long way from the Mexican border -- even in the back of a 16-wheeler or in the boot of a trunk. No Mexicans come to Da
38 Mika : Why is this so offensive to you? I've payed with Swedish crown in a few danish stores and vice versa, i see no problem with that, just that it's an e
39 Helvknight : Same here. Half the banks in my town dispense Euros from their ATMs. As said above it is a marketing gimmick but see how much free publicity it's got
40 KLM685 : How about the other way around? Please learn to put on the shoes of the other EXACTLY So I believe you know alot about money transactions around the
41 Luisde8cd : Wrong... you guys are selling your country to the next World Superpower: The People's Republic of China. You guys keep importing all your goods from
42 DucatiRacer : Having employed several native Mexican individuals over the years as housekeepers, landscapers, etc., I have learned to expect that during the month o
43 FlyingTexan : While I do appreciate your insight to the issue, poor people (landscapers/housekeepers) generally do not have bags of money lying around a la rich fo
44 Scbriml : The Cuban Government may have, but not one Cuban I met in 2006 refused to take US$. The Convertible Peso is not designed to be used by locals (but of
45 DucatiRacer : Well, my housekeeper drives a new $40,000 BAFDT (did I get that right ANC), and she and her husband (also Mexican, and also legally working in the US
46 KLM685 : YES!! Well Said! I wonder if everytime you travel you end up with bags of money like rich people. I have in my room leftovers of Swiss Francs, Euros,
47 DucatiRacer : Bingo.
48 Post contains images FlyingTexan : No but I do characterize those who have main employment as "housekeeping/landscaping" as "poor" --- that is not prejudicial, my friend. Actually I do
49 Post contains images Superfly : Watch your back! Are you kidding? Didn't you show up to the Las Vegas meet in a long black Cadillac wearing a fur trench coat with an entourage of be
50 Post contains images Mika : So where you at and how do you look like? You won't even know what hit you, my promise
51 DucatiRacer : Au contraire, mon ami, to automatically presume that any landscaper or housekeeper is poor, without actually investigating their personal economic ci
52 Photopilot : Yup, sounds just like what one of those resort bound, All Inclusive package tourists would say. Not knowing a thing about how things really work in C
53 Post contains images FlyingTexan : It was actually a stretched White '96 Brougham with blue leather interior (finestkind). The coat was cashmere and those beautiful babes were hard at
54 LTU932 : I recall from a documentary that for a long time, in the old Yugoslavia, people could also pay with the old German D-Mark. I don't know if they still
55 ILOVEA340 : I can;t believe people are making this into any issue at all. I have paid for good in Germany with Swiss Francs, Goods in Switzerland with Euro's, Goo
56 Post contains images Captaink : Bullcrap. I think some people from the US have serious issues with Mexico, but dont let it seep over to cases like this. Using foreign currency in th
57 N1120A : I guess Tim Hortons is a ri-god-damn-diculous business for offering US conversion at every one of its outlets. The US is vital to Mexico's survival,
58 Post contains images ORFflyer : That's a load of crap. My neighbor is a landscaper, and he is FAR from poor. Landscaping nowadays is big business, and it isn't cheap. A good landsca
59 KLM685 : Mexico's - US bilateral relationship is vital for both countries. I totally agree with you N1120A. It would be wise for everyone that don't know abou
60 TNNH : just think of it as a pizza place that also has a currency exchange business. its good entrepreneurial spirit, and thats as american as apple pie
61 Post contains images Superfly : You know its funny, I did a lot of trading instead of using cash when I was in Cuba. Since it rarely gets hot here in San Francisco, I don't have a l
62 Post contains links 767Lover : Quoting 102IAHexpress (Reply 17): Heck if someone wants to fill up their fuel tank on 40 dollars worth of gas and pay for it with 4000 pennies I have
63 AeroWesty : Only if it's a posted policy, which is why you see gas stations post notices that they don't accept bills over $20, etc. The basic law is that if pay
64 StealthZ : Well they would in Australia... According to the Currency Act 1965, coins are legal tender for payment of amounts which are limited as follows: -not
65 Post contains images Captaink : And aren't we grateful for that. As I said spending foreign currency in the US is hardly the end of the world.
66 KLM685 : Exactly. I think that the worst of their concerns is to worry about using pesos for pizzas. But they should worry about what will happen the day the
67 AsstChiefMark : Around here, Canadian coins circulate freely alongside their American counterparts. Every now and then I get a Loonie instead of a Sacie dollar in cha
68 Saxdiva : Hmm... I have a bunch of pesos left over from MY last trip. Wish they had a store here...
69 Texan : Pizza Patron ain't bad for cheap chain pizza. And all of their restaurants that I know of are located in the Hispanic areas of town. I don't have a pr
70 Post contains links 767Lover : I understand why some people are a bit ruffled about it, but now the store is getting death threats???? Jeez...talk about an overreaction. People need
71 Post contains images Aloges : Exactly... good old racism at its best!
72 AirCop : Then in Mexico use the peso right, no it doesn't work that way. In the United States anything more than 24 pennies is illegal and the business owner
73 KLM685 : I agree, more severe problems are being held in the US rather than worrying in someone it's not you going to buy a pizza with pesos.
74 Falcon84 : Welcome to los Estados Unidos de America.
75 Post contains images Birdwatching : Wonder why Copaair737 never came back to this thread? What a pussy! Soren
76 Post contains images Falcon84 : Speak in Spanish-this is America, dammit.
77 AirCop : and I thought living in Arizona made me a resident of Northern Mexico.
78 N1120A : Currency is federal, not state. Yep At home in the US, I rarely ever get a dollar coin as change, interesting that you might. I have paid using Canad
79 767Lover : Again, read the link.
80 SCCutler : Why this controversial is utterly beyond me. Their choice to accept Pesos is a pure (and damned-smart) business decision, one which is well within the
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